The need to ‘grow’ more topsoil

Guelph Mercury

When I hear a big, hairy audacious goal, I expect drum rolls and trumpets, or if it’s really big, tubas.

There was not even a piccolo adagio when Abe Collins, a Vermont farmer, educator and consultant shared his passion for topsoil formation and grazing at the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference, held earlier this month in Guelph.

Nevertheless, the audience was all ears. His big, hairy goal? He expects a community, near Lake Champlain, to blanket their watershed in deep topsoil in a decade.

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